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Old Jun 26, 2015, 5:08 PM   #1
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I ordered this lens at the Olympus company website for $320 refurbished. However, I have to pay a $30 sales tax for being a California resident even though it is shipping from Forth Worth, Texas. Initially I wanted to purchase the new version with the moisture and dust proof sealant for $499 (with $100 off from B&H or Adorama), but it was back-ordered with no shipping date in sight. Then the sale was off on June 22, I was pretty disappointed.

I received an email a day later from Olympus offering this lens at $399 with a coupon code for 20% off. I figured that it was a good deal at this price even with the CA. sales tax. I hope this lens will fulfill my needs for traveling use.
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It's definitely a solid lens, although I would imagine there's some amount of sample variation. I've captured images with it that I was very happy with.

The most disappointing focal length of mine was at 14mm, where it Borders on blurry at the edges, and today that's a fairly conservative "wide" end. 16-17mm to 135mm it's solidly very good. Good even to 150mm. The 9-18 M. Zuiko to me is the perfect partner for this lens.
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It's definitely a solid lens, although I would imagine there's some amount of sample variation. I've captured images with it that I was very happy with.

The most disappointing focal length of mine was at 14mm, where it Borders on blurry at the edges, and today that's a fairly conservative "wide" end. 16-17mm to 135mm it's solidly very good. Good even to 150mm. The 9-18 M. Zuiko to me is the perfect partner for this lens.
Greg, thanks for the tips on using this new lens. I won't get it until next Thursday via Fedex ground. Too bad they don't offer expedite shipping for free. I guess I am too cheap to pay the extra $15 for 3 day shipping.
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
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